Friday, May 2, 2014

Misunderstood Trucks.

Over the years there have been some experiments in truck design. This has included plastic baseplates, extra metal added to the hanger, and a roller instead of the standard solid metal.

I've learned from doing this website that truck choice is up there with politics and religion as topics to avoid in polite conversation to prevent unnecessary arguments. And with that I'm saying nothing else.

Speaking of trucks, did anybody watch the video by the owner of Theeve Trucks? It had 30 tricks on vert for his 38th birthday. Trevor Ward was not messing around.

I scanned a bunch more stuff than there are days in the week so there will be Vert Is Dead this Saturday. Next Monday will start two or three weeks of clearing out the hard drive to go with a couple of other things. Don't worry, it's all good stuff. There will also be a week of women skateboards sometime soon. I'm working on it.

Chris Cook photo by Joe "Xeno" Lloyd.

Rannalli: Thrasher - January 1989 Volume 9 Number 1

Jimmy Acosta: Thrasher - March 1989 Volume 9 Number 3

Deadbolt and Cutter: Thrasher - July 1990 Volume 10 Number 7

Ranger Trucks: Transworld - July 1990 Volume 8 Number 7


stephen said...

man... all those ads were awful! "grade #8 kingpin" hahaha... what does that even mean to the average skate kid? deadbolt kingpins were and are still a good idea though. i used to run those for a bit. wonder why they never took off? makes total sense... hate that occasional screeching halt from catching your new truck's kingpin nut during a feeble or smith.

ODG said...

yes... first thing I thought of when I saw this series of posts was z rollers..never knew anyone who had them but seemed like such a bad idea..

Damian said...

Someone should upload the Z ROller Devastation video from 1991.

Keith said...


I did try deadbolt kingpins back in the day. The problem with them was they had a max tightness because the end of the kingpin would start butting against your board. I had to drill a hole to give it room to get it to a comfortable tightness.

Z-roller Ricky!